Six more persons including five from Kashmir died of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in J&K to 160, officials said.
A 35-year-old woman from Srinagar died at Chest Disease Hospital. Hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Dr Saleem Tak said she shifted from SMHS on July 08.
“She was suffering from hypertension, acute bilateral pneumonia and respiratory distress syndrome and died today at 9 am,” he said
An 80-year-old man from Kokernag died at the CD Hospital late Thursday. Tak said the deceased was admitted on July 04 with bilateral pneumonia.
Another 82-year-old coronavirus positive man from Habba Kadal Srinagar died at the CD hospital. The Medical Superintendent said the man was admitted on June 07 and today Friday.
“He was suffering from hypertension, community-acquired pneumonia and diabetes,” he said.
A 75-year-old man from Daksum area of Kupwara died at SKIMS Medical College and Hospital Bemina on Friday afternoon.
As per officials, the deceased was suffering from pneumonia, hypertension, diabetes was admitted at the coronavirus dedicated hospital on July 04.
Another 95-year-old man from Shopian suffering from pneumonia died at Bemina hospital on Friday evening making second coronavirus casualty reported at the hospital.
On Thursday evening, a 33-year-old leader of the National Conference died of coronavirus at GMC Jammu. The deceased was on life support due to severe Covid-19 symptoms.
With the five fresh casualties, the death toll due to the novel coronavirus has soared to 160 in J&K that includes 145 from Kashmir and 15 from Jammu.
As per figures, Srinagar has witnessed 39 deaths, Baramulla 31, Kulgam 18, Shopian 16, Anantnag 13, Budgam 11, Jammu nine, Kupwara eight, Pulwama four, Bandipora three, Doda two, Ganderbal, Udhampur, Kathua, Poonch, and Rajouri one each.